Description: This is one of the simplest and easiest murukku recipe which can be made with store bought rice flour. This recipe fall into the category of foolproof recipes that you can rely on anytime and won’t disappoint no matter what..as I’ve given exact measures including salt and water. Make a batch for this Diwali and enjoy with your family…
Description: Rava Laddu or Rava Urundai is a quick and delicious sweet made with Semolina, sugar, ghee and roasted nuts. A great make ahead-sweet option with excellent shelf life. Here is a fail-proof method for making these scrumptious laddus. This is one of the easiest sweet which you can make for Deepavali or for any special occasion, its sure…
Badam burfi is one popular katli variety found in most sweet shops in India. Here is simple homemade version of this item. Coming to making perfect soft and sharp katli is quite an art and needs lot of practice. Fine grounding the nuts is one key factor which is hard to do with regular mixies… so mine will look slightly coarse texture wise. Adding milk while grinding is also another trick to grind them to a paste consistency but shelf life is limited and also mostly yields halwa like chewy bufis which I personally don't like and always powder mine after drying.
Diamond shaped deep fried biscuits, a crunchy snack for any occasion.
Diamond biscuits / Maida cuts / Maida biscuits / Shankarpali / deep fried snack
Murukku takes many turns with every region and culture. Here is an Andhra speciality… murukku is called Janthikalu in Telugu and they always make theirs very hot and spicy. This recipe is similar to our thenkuzhal preparation but made with gram flour instead of Urad flour along with some additions.
Murukku / Spicy Janthickalu / Chakli / Deep fried Snacks
Semolina (rawa) kesari is simple South-Indian dessert mainly prepared during festive and special occasions. Adding fruits make it even tastier and here's one with Pineapple being our key guest ingredient.
Pineapple Kesari / Rawa Kesari / Kesari Bhath / Fruit Kesari / Kesari / Sujji / Rava / Sooji / Soji
Omapodi is savoury snack prepared during special or festive occassions, with Ajwain being the key ingredient.
Carom seeds / Bishop's weed ~ English
Omam ~ Tamil
Vaamu ~ Telugu
Ajwain ~ Hindi
Ajwana ~ kannada
Crunchy rice and lentil based savoury snack from Tamil Nadu.
Thattai – Tamil
Chekkalu – Telugu
Nippattu – Kannada
Famous sweet dish from Karnataka, made with Gram Flour (Chickpea Flour / Kadhalai Maavu / Besan) and sugar, mixed with generous amount of ghee, to make it, the most craved dessert item of South India. Quality ingredients, measures and method are very important to prepare this, every step counts, light change in any of the above might end up turning into a thick stone. Actually there are 2 different versions, the soft way (like the famous Sri Krishna Sweets Mysore Pak) and the crumb-lee version (slightly thick with crumblier texture on the top, like how, street side sweet walas make). Here, I've attempted typical home style soft version, though, not great looking, turned out with a decent taste and texture.
Mohanthal is a popular Gujarathi sweet made with Besan(Gram flour). Many call it Besan burfi, only professional La las(sweet makers) call it by that name. This burfi is made during special occasions and festivals.